Cat ‘set on fire’ by man

Sunday Territorian - - NEWS -

A MAN has al­legedly trapped his neighbour’s cat, set it on fire and let it run home to its dev­as­tated owner in far north Queens­land.

The man used a trap to catch the pet cat in In­n­is­fail in the early hours of Satur­day morn­ing, po­lice al­lege.

The cat was then al­legedly doused in petrol and set alight as it was re­leased from the trap.

Mor­tally wounded, the an­i­mal ran home where it was found by its owner.

Its owner rushed it to a lo­cal vet but it had to be eu­thanised. Po­lice charged the 62-year-old man with se­ri­ous an­i­mal cru­elty. He is sched­uled to ap­pear at In­n­is­fail Mag­is­trates Court later this month.

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